The farm was owned by the Cattlebreeding Cooperative in the village of
Gari. For years, purebred dogs of the Sharplaninec breed were being sold
from this farm. During the late 50's, these dogs the world cynology market
is always open for, where more and more disseminated, rather than properly
Among the rare species of Macedonia's fauna , the sheep dog Sharplaninec
(which is hard to be found nowadays), faces total extinction. In the scientific
world, the home of Sharplaninec was believed to be Asia, but further researches
have let to assumptions that its original homeland was the Balkans, that
the autochthony of Sharplaninec originated in the natural area of mountainous
massifs in Macedonia ( Shar Planina, Korab, Stogovo, Bistra and the Mavrovo
massif ). Adaptet to the severe ambiance of Macedonian mountains, merged
with the eternal snow - where it feels safest - Sharplaninec has been living
and surviving in this reservation for centuries. In 1939, Sharplaninec
was enlisted as number 41 in the World Cynology Federation
( FCI ), where all pedigree
dogs are registered.
Professional breeding of Sharplaninec in the Republic of Macedonia was
first recorded in 1947 in the Stogovo mountains, among severe snowy slopes,
where a farm for thoroughbred Sharplaninec was erected.
In the period of the dog vanishing
from this soil , its price on the world market used to soar up to US$ 1000.
In those years, the first farm
for Sharplaninec dogs on the American continent was founded in the United
States - Ohio, and today these dogs arethe most esteemed and demanded as
keepers of sheep, facilities- and personalites, too.
|In the 60's, the first farm
for purebred Sharplaninec class vanished from Stogovo along with sheep
herds. Sharplaninec was increasingly becoming almost non-existent among
sheep herds in Bistra and Shar Planina, as were stud farms, mules and donkeys.
||The typical metal-deep and
resounding bark of the mountain pearl Sharplaninec could hot be heard so
frequently any more. Left only to be selected by the reselling eves of
those whose care for the future of Sharplaninec was the least, the dog
was endangered to become totally extinct.
Sharplaninec dogs are renown for their ability to cope well in their inherent
environment. That's why I have them moved from Katlanovo toward all mountain
massifs in the Republic of Macedonia during the year. Shatplaninec's interminable
loyalty for its master also makes the dog very famous. I have not had a
single scratch from any Sharplaninec during all these years, and among
the dogs from "KORAB", my children can be considered safest. When
it "hates", Sharplaninec is able to cruch anything in its way. When it
loves, it makes up various games so that it can be closer to man. I believe
that only in cooperation with cattle breeding farms life of Sharplaninec
can be prolonged. Anyhow, that's the aim of the existence of the farm.These
faithful dogs are the real masters of the mildness in their authentic setting
and only the eagles from Stogovo, which inviolably rule the heaven's blueness
over Western Macedonia, are alike.
Still, man did not allow this sheep-dog breed to become extinct in its
native surroundings. After Gari, the second farm " KORAB " for breeding
Sharplaninec was " set to operation " in the Skopje - Katlanovo area in
1976, owned by Nacko Savovski from Skopje. In a large area
of Katlanovo ( 3500 sqare meters) the dogs are enabled to live in
a naturally organized environment.
She farm is registered at FCI under the number 1988 and is one of a few
in the Republic of Macedonia. The life line of Sharplaninec is thus extended.
The " KORAB " farm cooperates with all cattle breeding farms in
the Republic of Macedonia and elsewhere. Instead of being available in
Shar Planina, now purebred sheep-keeper dogs are heading back toward Korab,
Bistra, Shar Planina, Stogovo, etc.